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ERIC Number: EJ846513
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 11
ISSN: ISSN-0827-3383
Issues in Medication Compliance among Children and Families Affected by Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
Terneus, Sandra K.; Wheeler, John J.
International Journal of Special Education, v20 n1 p55-59 2005
The use of medication therapy for the treatment of ADHD in children has been cited as the most frequent course of treatment for children diagnosed with this condition with an estimated 3% of school-aged children being prescribed stimulant medication (Kirk, 1999). One issue that is frequently cited when using medication to treat this condition is that of medication compliance. Medication compliance is defined as the actual dosing history with the prescribed drug regimen (Urquhardt, 1994). This paper examines factors that affect the challenges associated with medication compliance among children and families affected by ADHD and the implications that medication compliance has on the educational outcomes experienced by children diagnosed with this condition.
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Language: English
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